Wednesday 4 September 2013

'Elanware' Mother and Child

We are offering for sale in our Fine Art & Antique Auction on Wednesday 18th September an Adamsez ‘Elanware’ of Scotswood, Newcastle ‘Mother and Child’ figure.

The estimate is £400 - £600.

The ‘Elanware’ pottery was developed by Alan H. Adams. A slightly crystalline, dark grey glaze has been applied, giving the figure a metallic sheen. This type of glaze was developed for the firm by A.B. Searle, and was used on pottery made from local fireclay.

Moses J. Adams began to make ‘Adamesk’ art wares in 1904 at his pottery in Scotswood, Newcastle. Using local fireclay the firm first produced sanitary wares which were often decorated with coloured leadless glazes developed by A.B. Searle.

The production of decorative vases, bowls and models developed and was continued by Moses’ son Alan H. Adams, who became a director in 1921. The firm later changed its name to Adamsez Ltd., and finally closed in 1975.

This Sale will be held on Wednesday 18th September from 10am.

We are open for viewing on Saturday 14th September 10am - 1pm, Tuesday 17th September 2pm-6pm and on the morning of the sale from 9am.

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